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Poster: urbankarl Date: May 23, 2013 10:02am
Forum: forums Subject: Watch Star Trek Into Darkness Online

That inability to concentrate is reinforced by the scattershot nature of the plot, which was scripted by the all-star tram of Damon Lindelof, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. We veer from what first seems like a straightforward story where John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) attacks Starfleet to something almost comically labyrinthine in structure. Plot twists pile on top of plot twists for seemingly reason beyond the brief shock of the reveal. (No, I won’t spoil any of the movie’s big reveals; they’re important enough that the movie would feel weaker without them.)

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The visual effects and stunt work in the movie is very impressive, as you’d expect in a J.J. Abrams film, and offers up the kind of spectacle that almost makes you forgive the flaws elsewhere. (Almost.) But the number of climactic action sequences contained within the plot corkscrews also starts to feel exhausting, eventually pushing the audience from feeling like “things keep getting more intense!” to “seriously, shouldn’t this be over yet?” And it’s a shame, because each of the numerous action set pieces are well done and utterly enjoyable in each moment, even if they don’t hang together as any kind of coherent narrative.

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